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Frequently Asked Questions for Applicants

How do I become certified to teach in the Pawnee ISD schools?
For the latest TEA requirements visit the following link: Initial Certification/Becoming a Classroom Teacher in Texas

What is Alternative Certification?
Another route to certification that allows a degreed individual to obtain certification. For the latest TEA requirements visit the following link: Initial Certification/Becoming a Classroom Teacher in Texas. Pawnee ISD does not recommend any specific program. Interested individuals should contact the alternative programs directly to determine the program that complements the individual's needs.

Does Pawnee ISD hire Alternative Program candidates?
As a matter practice:

Elementary: Pawnee ISD will only consider or place general elementary candidates who are either fully certified or accepted in a state accredited alternative program that meets the NCLB highly qualified requirements.

Secondary: Pawnee ISD will only consider or place general or content specific secondary candidates who are either fully certified or accepted in a state accredited alternative program that meets the NCLB highly qualified requirements.

Frequently Asked Questions for Current and Former Employees

Can you send me a copy of my certificate?
You may obtain a copy by contacting TEA on the "Certificate Lookup."

Where can I find my TEA number? You may obtain your by visiting the TEA Educator Certification Online System.

Where do I register for an additional certification test?
Click here for information.

Where can I find Standard Certificate renewal information?
Click here for more information.

PAWNEE ISD CERTIFICATION CONTACT:
Michelle Hartmann, Superintendent
361-456-7256
mhartmann@pawneeisd.net